“You will feel powerless, but there is always something you can control. Some people pick up an instrument, some learn to cook or to mix an excellent martini. But I’ve learned a fundamental truth: I can always leave. We can say no. You can quit your job. You can break up with your partner. You can call off the wedding. You don’t have to go to that party you’re dreading. It doesn’t make you a failure.
I always worry that saying no came from being uncomfortable, that I was scared of an experience, that somehow I wouldn’t grow as a person if I didn’t stick it through. Might be true, might not be. But you always have the option to cancel. Likewise, once you remember that you can leave, you have the choice to stay. That choice is surprisingly powerful.” – Original post here.